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Sherlock Holmes or Nero Wolfe: Which Literary Detective Do You Prefer?

A reader confesses an early lack of interest in Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, and a preference for Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe. So, which is it for you--Sherlock Holmes or Nero Wolfe?

10 Fascinating Women in the Sherlock Holmes Canon (Who Aren’t Irene Adler)

ACD was hardly a feminist, but he did give us a wide range of colorful female characters, from virtuous to villainous and everywhere in between. Here are some of the fascinating women in the Sherlock Holmes canon.

Arthur Conan Doyle, Spiritualism, and Fairies

Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of one of fiction's most logical characters, believed entirely in the existence of fairies.

5 Speculative Fiction Takes on Sherlock Holmes

Looking for the speculative on Baker Street? Reimagine the great detective with these takes on Sherlock Holmes in sci-fi and fantasy.

Maintaining the Brain-Attic: Sherlock Holmes’s Mental Health

What goes on in the mind of the world’s greatest detective, anyway? In this article we take a look at theories regarding Sherlock Holmes' mental health.

4 Sherlock Holmes Escape Rooms

No literary character lends themselves to puzzle/escape room set-ups quite like Sherlock Holmes. Visit one of these Sherlock Holmes escape rooms across the world.

We’re Celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle Day!

Rioters are celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle Day with fantastic, interesting, amusing, and excellent posts for all the Sherlockians out there!

Book Fetish: Volume 305 — Sci Fi/Fantasy Edition

Bookish goodies for your literary life--the science fiction and fantasy edition!

8 Great Reads to Get into Afrofuturism

Heard about Afrofuturism, but not sure what it is or where to start reading? Here are eight fantastic Afrofuturism books to help you get acquainted.

3 On A YA Theme: YA For Your May Library Holds List

Get these must-read May YA books on your library holds list now, so you don't have to wait forever to read 'em.

Quiz: What Animal Would Your Fantasy Sidekick Be?

Secretly jealous of Lyra Belacqua and Pantalaimon? Take the quiz to find the animal sidekick you'd get if you were a character in a fantasy novel!

10 July New Releases To Put On Hold at the Library Right Now

Buzzy July new releases you'll want to put on hold at the library sooner rather than later.

Read Harder 2018 Challenge May Check-in!

Time for our monthly check-in for the Read Harder Challenge! How far along are you? Have a favorite or least favorite task yet?

22 of Your Picks for the Best Political Satire

Riot readers recommend their favorite works of political satire.

9 Comics for D&D, Tabletop RPG, and Fantasy Fans

Feel like expanding your reading tastes this Free Comic Book Day? Try some of these D&D-inspired comics!